Using Technology for Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Using Technology for
Teaching and Learning in
the 21st Century
Who’s not using technology in
modern society is an easier
question to answer than who
is using it.
Students today are digital learners.
Because of this, education is being
restructured to meet the needs of the
students of the 21st Century
• Research driven
• Projects and media used for
• Real-world experiences and
interests used to connect with
• Curriculum based on a global world
rather than just the local community
• Technology is incorporated into
engaging lesson plans
• Technology is used as tool to create
knowledge; not to replace teachers.
• Students should have access to
technology at home as well as
• Technical tools—Smartboard,
computers, laptops, iPads, gaming
devices, cell phones, TVs,
• Social media sites, apps
Social media is becoming a more and more
popular aid used to keep the lines of
communication between the educator,
learner, and parents open. They are used to
share knowledge, ideas, and thoughts. There
are different forms of social media-blogs,
wikis, Facebook, and YouTube just to name
a few. Let’s not forget e-mails and text
• Educators/Educational Leaders
• Colleges and Universities
• State Legislators
• Non-profit organizations
• and many more
They all play a part in the curriculum planning
HOW DOES A 20TH CENTURY
Schools do not certify an education anymore.
With advances in technology, the classroom
is optional. Students can learn from the
comforts of their own home with the growing
number of online courses.
Actual structural buildings now have
classrooms that are completely online.
More and more educators are producing
interactive activities through technology.
Technology can help create individualized
lessons for students.